Amazon’s convenience store of the future makes me nervous

If it works — and we’ll find out for sure in the next couple of months — it will utterly revolutionize the way we buy groceries. Scan your phone on the entry turnstile and the store’s army of cameras will begin tracking your every move. Facial, image, body and object recognition algorithms will enable the system to spot your purchase as you take it from … Continue reading Amazon’s convenience store of the future makes me nervous

Amazon’s Black Friday deals start on November 17th

‘Tis the season for Black Friday deal announcements, and Amazon is finally lifting the curtain for a sneak peek at some of its Black Friday sales. While Amazon will have many, many more deals than what we’ve got here, the company is kicking things off with some details on a few discounts, which will begin on November 17th and run through Black Friday on November … Continue reading Amazon’s Black Friday deals start on November 17th

Amazon’s Black Friday deals include Echo Dot for just $30

The Echo Dot, which is usually priced at $50, will be on sale Black Friday for $20 off. Taylor Martin/CNET For this Black Friday, Amazon is offering dozens of deals on TVs, Amazon devices, video games, toys and smart-home gadgets. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday revealed a slew of its planned price cuts just ahead of next week’s sale, adding that Black Friday will include … Continue reading Amazon’s Black Friday deals include Echo Dot for just $30

Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2

Enlarge / Amazon’s campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entice Amazon to set up its second headquarters in their area. The online retail giant is taking proposals from around North America, and today’s the deadline. Some of the proposals include massive tax breaks, while other cities are trying out humorous gimmicks to get the company’s … Continue reading Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2

Will Amazon’s HQ2 home be the old Motorola campus?

Eightfold Development of Austin has proposed its campus in East Austin for Amzaon’s HQ2 headquarters and envisions a main building in the shape of Amazon’s Alexa cloud-based voice device. Austin is cited as one of the key cities for Amazon’s secondary headquarters, known as HQ2, that the company wants to build somewhere in North America. But even if the Austin City Council came up with … Continue reading Will Amazon’s HQ2 home be the old Motorola campus?